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JOE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Miller mocked with outline on dressing room floor after taking pitch off knee

During Friday’s game between the Angels and Giants, home plate umpire Bill Miller took a pitch square off his knee after it appeared pitcher Joe Smith and catcher Chris Iannetta weren’t on the same page. Saturday, members of the umpiring crew had a little fun at Miller’s expense. On the umpires dressing floor was a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith upset over glove, self in Angels loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Smith was frustrated about a lot of things, including leaving a pitch over the plate for pinch hitter Joe Panik to drive up the middle for a game-winning hit. What put Los Angeles' set-up man in a bad mood to start was having to shorten a string on his glove as ordered by home plate umpire Bill Miller. ''I've made over 500 appearances in this game and all...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

4/20 The Force is with this Angels lineup

It is the same old Angels lineup for facing a righty, but since it is Star Wars night at the Big A, we can only hope (a new hope?) that The Force is with the offense tonight because they need all the help they can get. Tonight's #Angels lineup. pic.twitter.com/Y31jdS3Rux — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) April 20, 2015  I just hope that Jerry Dipoto makes some sort of appearance tonight...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: A Michigan State Fan Proposed To Allie LaForce, Who Is Already Married

It’s been a weird day for female college basketball reporters. Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Kaylee Hartung was told that she’s “gorgeous” by an overzealous Kentucky fan. Now, it looks like Turner’s Allie LaForce has been proposed to live on national television. A Michigan State supporter got a little bit ahead of himself ahead of the Final Four, getting down on one knee...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Joe Smith

The reliever with the boring name turned into a tremendous asset in the Angels bullpen last season. Can Joe Smith build on his career year? What happened in 2014?Joe Smith was signed to a three-year, $15.75 million deal to provide something resembling stability in the Angels bullpen. It was a questionable signing at the time because Dipoto had vowed to never heavily invest in...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Questioning Joe Smith’s 2014 season

Joe Smith was the reliever with the pedestrian name but the excellent numbers in 2014. Despite a very impressive year, Smith still appears to be flying under the radar. But maybe that is for the best since it seems like he might have been pitching well over his head. Should the Angels have signed Smith for so much money (3 years, $15.8 million)? The general sabermetrics stance on...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Joe Smith relishing closer role

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Smith didn't know he'd be the Angels' closer at this point in the season, but now that he is, he's embracing his role. Ernesto Frieri is gone, traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. Jason Grilli is here, acquired in the Frieri deal. The benefactor is Smith, who acknowledges that as a relief pitcher, it's important to be prepared for anything. Smith pitched...
Via Fox Sports West
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Smith fitting in as Angels closer

Joe Smith is starting to take control of the closer spot in the Los Angeles Angels bullpen. Smith picked up his second save in as many days on Tuesday as he pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 6-4 win overt he Cleveland Indians. It was just a few days ago that Angels manager Mike Scioscia pulled the plug on Ernesto Frieri. Smith now has as many saves in the last two days...
Via Tireball.com
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Smith gets first crack as closer, doesn't disappoint in Angels' win

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Smith woke up Monday morning knowing he was going to pitch. In reality it was more like Monday afternoon after waking up around 2pm because he didn't get to bed until 6am as a result of the Angels spending all night flying across the country. Rather he believed it or was just delirious, the feeling stuck with him as he made his way through the Angels clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports West
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels reliever Joe Smith takes injury of Kole Calhoun tough

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- At this point, you could take your pick. Which member of the Angels bullpen would be the next to relinquish a lead? You could go down the list. By the numbers, it certainly was not to be Joe Smith. In an ineffective bullpen, he was an effective one. In six appearances, he allowed just three hits, eight strikeouts, no walks, and a 0.00 ERA. Yet, on Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports West
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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